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Rhetoric – Outrage

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Language

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series LanguageOne of the most interesting things about the rhetoric used by the BDS “movement” and similar Israel-disliking organizations is that the BDSers’ life on the psychological extreme (discussed here) means that the rhetorical tactics they employ also tend towards the extreme. When one is dealing […]

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Hagaddah

One of the few good things about the Web savviness of Israel’s opponents is that you sometimes get to see all of the hypocrisy and clownishness of the BDS “movement” by simply visiting a single Web site.  And nowhere is this efficiency more on display than at the site of my West Coast friends’ favorite […]

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PennBDS – Hillel and Questions of JVP

This is part of a series of articles based on the program of the upcoming PennBDS conference.  Check out this landing page to find out more.   With a panel discussion entitled “BDS, Hillel and the Question of Anti-Semitism,” our old friends at Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) finally take center stage on the PennBDS agenda. As regulars […]

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Comments Are Free-ky

A colleague runs a Web site called CIFwatch which monitors activity on one of those great Wild Wild West bastions of online debate: the Comment is Free forum hosted by the UK’s Guardian newspaper. As has been noted previously, Europe has not just been a test-lab for BDS activity but is also a continent where […]

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Berkeley BDS and Democracy

Most of the “by losing, we really won” arguments from the BDSers defeated in last week’s Berkeley divestment battle are like this piece by Jewish Voice for Peace/Muzzlewatch Queen Cecilie Surasky, who substitutes the excitement of getting hundreds of people in a room to bash Israel for ten hours for actual political success. If such […]

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Blame Canada

I’m hoping to get to the hundred-post mark sometime in February (which is why you may see some shorter pieces here than usual over the next couple of weeks 😉 ). Word has it that Carleton University is the next target for the BDS “juggernaut.” “For the past four and a half years, BDS has […]

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Out and About

Well, I’ve been blogging lately, although doing so at other sites. Since the topics are loosely related to divestment, I thought it best to link to them, rather than repost them here. Apparently, our old friends at Muzzlewatch have decided that they are ready to take their message to the people! Given that a large […]

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Muzzlewatch Gets Miffed

Sorry, but I’m going to have to take a day off from exposing the Hampshire divestniks for what they are in order to respond to this hilarious posting from my old friends at Muzzlwatch. Given that Muzzlewatch, a blog ostensibly created to remove barriers to conversation about the Middle East, no longer tolerates two-way dialog […]

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Short Takes

A short post this time (if only because I had the chance to do my usual longer rambling this week at my friend’s blog: a piece on that endless source of comedy: Muzzlewatch). A couple of other quick notes: Those wacky divestment-nistas at NYU got their hand caught in the cookie jar (again), this time […]

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Muzzlewatch Gets Into the Act

About four years ago, controversial reporting over the creation of a mosque in Boston caused the leadership of the mosque to sue various newspapers and individuals responsible for bringing controversy related to mosque to the public’s attention. Details of that story can be found here. Jewish groups, and individuals and organizations committed to freedom of […]

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